Jurors have been told not to report for jury duty in Detroit on Monday because of parking concerns downtown.
The 64-year-old woman was in her pajamas when deputies arrived. A few hours later, she was in handcuffs at a jail.
“I’m completely outraged. I cannot believe that anyone would take advantage of any citizen, especially in the name of jury duty,” said Oakland County Chief Judge Nanci Grant.
A U.S. District Court Judge ordered five jurors who failed to appear for jury duty to a hearing Friday.
Gov. Rick Snyder has approved a bill that will allow breastfeeding mothers to be exempted from jury duty in Michigan.
A bill that would give breastfeeding mothers an automatic exemption from jury duty is advancing in the Michigan Legislature.
The Michigan Senate is expected to consider a bill giving breast-feeding mothers an automatic exemption from jury duty, something that now depends on individual judges’ decisions.
Of 138 people ordered to appear for a two-day show cause hearing to explain why they failed to appear for jury duty in Wayne County Circuit Court, just over fifty people responded on the first day.